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Murray advances to 2nd round at French Open

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm •  Published: May 27, 2014
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PARIS (AP) — Moments after Andy Murray won his first match at the French Open in two years, he got an offer from a coach.

Or at least from someone who might be a coach someday.

Murray returned to Roland Garros on Tuesday after missing last year because of a back injury. He advanced to the second round by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Before he walked off court, former player Fabrice Santoro interviewed Murray in front of the crowd at Court Suzanne Lenglen. One of the questions had to do with Murray's lack of a coach, with Santoro saying he had a list of candidates.

"Are you one of them, or not?" Murray asked.

"You want my card? I'll give you my card," Santoro responded, handing his business card to Murray.

The seventh-seeded Murray has been without a coach since he parted ways with Ivan Lendl in March. But with Lendl by his side, Murray finally won a major title at the 2012 U.S. Open. Then he won the big one nearly a year later, becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon title since Fred Perry in 1936.

At the French Open, Murray's best performance was a spot in the semifinals in 2011. He reached the quarterfinals in 2012 before missing last year's edition.

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